David and Joan Vokac are full-time travel writers based in San Diego. Their books focus on America's top towns for those seeking havens combining natural beauty, recreation and culture. All of their books feature the best attractions, restaurants and lodgings in each exciting locale. David Vokac has been a full-time travel writer since 1983 and has written fifteen travel guidebooks in addition to travel articles. He was born in Chicago and grew up on a ranch near Cody, Wyoming. He taught classes in land economics while completing a master's degree in geography at the University of Arizona. In Denver, he was in charge of economic analysis for community renewal, and in San Diego he was in charge of park development for unincorporated villages. Joan Vokac, co-author of The Great Towns of America, second edition, was born and raised in New Jersey. She has a bachelor's degree from Bucknell University and a Master's degree from the University of Michigan. She completed a thirty-year career as a planner for unincorporated towns in San Diego County. Since then, Joan has been working with David in writing and revising the "Great Towns" series, including co-authoring the latest travel guidebooks, and is the webmaster for www.greattowns.com.
Branson, Missouri: Travel Guide to Fun City, U.S.A. for a Vacation or a Lifetimeby David Vokac
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Branson is an ultimate destination for people of all ages and interests. Its attractions are as unique and diverse as you can find anywhere in America. Branson is all about entertainment as its claim to fame, and it does that extremely well. It boasts one of the most impressive live theater strips in America along Country Boulevard. Once known only for country-western, in recent years Branson has matured to feature all sorts of music, comedy, dance, and more. A major award-winning amusement park built into wooded landscapes provides thrilling rides, an impressive cave, and artisans working on-site. Lake Taneycomo provides a wealth of water recreation, and worthwhile museums range from butterflies to history. This guide to �fun city� explores all of these and more, along with food for all appetites and lodging from bargain to family to romantic. More than 70 listings, a weather profile, and a discussion of the town�s livability are featured in this guidebook for those seeking a great travel destination, or looking for an exciting new hometown.
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